Numerous defendants and their loved ones have worked with Community Defense of East Tennessee (CDET) as they’ve made their way through the court system. Here are some of their stories. Marian Winton Marian Winton participates in the weekly meetings that Community...
A Knoxville man was convicted of selling heroin and fentanyl Wednesday in Knox County Criminal Court.  Joshua Xavier Beasley, 29, was found guilty of one count each of sale of heroin in a drug-free school zone...
As far as federal court records are concerned, her victim doesn’t even have a name. But their death —  whoever they were — will ultimately cost a 28-year-old Knoxville woman more than 10 years of her...
A career criminal who gunned down a teenager after mistaking him for a rival gang member was convicted of murder following a three-day trial in Knox County Criminal Court. Jeffery Milton Stokes, 34, was convicted Wednesday...
A Knoxville entrepreneur is looking at up to 20 years in prison for lying numerous times as part of a scheme to be fraudulently awarded over $547,000 in emergency federal funds meant to help small...
A half-dozen activists who were arrested for protesting during an April meeting of County Commission had their first day in court Tuesday and vowed afterward to continue fighting for their cause regardless of the legal...
A physician who moonlighted as a drug dealer has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Michael LaPaglia, 49, was also ordered to pay restitution to the health care providers who were “victims in the...
When state and federal agents raided the cramped, dilapidated house behind the so-called “Fellini” Kroger on North Broadway, they didn’t expect to find so much cash they literally wouldn’t be able to count it. By the...
Yet another Detroit outlaw has been busted for selling large quantities of a drug that’s killed more than 400 people in Knox County over the past year, court records show. Bennie Howard Randall, 33, is being...
A Knoxville man got an 11-year sentence for attacking his girlfriend and plotting to sell methamphetamine early this year, prosecutors said Tuesday. Austin Kane Rudd, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault and one...